Ocean sport quota report

The four ocean management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, Oregon opened for recreational salmon fishing on June 22. Catch details for each of the areas and the coastwide ocean totals are described below.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) approved a recreational chinook catch quota of 26,250 fish for 2019, slightly below last year’s total. The PFMC, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast, also adopted a quota of 159,600 coho for this year's recreational ocean fishery – an increase of 117,600 fish over last year’s coho quota of 42,000.

In-season Management Actions

July 3 - Effective 12:01AM Monday, July 8, the bag limit in the Neah Bay area is modified to 2 salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook. 

July 12 - Effective 12:01AM Sunday, July 14, Chinook retention is prohibited in the Neah Bay area. Effective 12:01AM Monday, July 15, the bag limit in the La Push area is modified to 2 salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook.

August 7 - Effective 12:01AM Saturday, August 10, daily bag limit in Westport is modified to 2 salmon.

Coastwide ocean totals

Coho quota: 159,600
Chinook quota: 26,250

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of total coho quota Percent of total chinook quota Number of Pink Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 2,004 186 1,284 186 1,284 1% 1% 8 0.09 0.64 0.74
26 Jun 24-30 5,948 1,757 5,172 1,942 6,457 4% 7% 7 0.30 0.87 1.17
27 Jul 1-7 7,409 2,962 5,851 4,905 12,308 8% 19% 2 0.40 0.79 1.19
28 Jul 8-14 9,854 1,842 11,956 6,746 24,263 15% 26% 68 0.19 1.21 1.41
29 Jul 15-21 4,895 309 5,440 7,055 29,704 19% 27% 67 0.06 1.11 1.19
30 Jul 22-28 8,743 844 9,214 7,899 38,918 24% 30% 290 0.10 1.05 1.18
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 6,571 511 5,778 8,410 44,696 28% 32% 591 0.08 0.88 1.05
32 Aug 5-11 12,572 706 15,876 9,116 60,572 38% 35% 512 0.06 1.26 1.36
33 Aug 12-18 8,532 484 9,118 9,600 69,690 43.7% 36.6% 165 0.06 1.07 1.14
34 Aug 19-25 4,954 437 5,063 10,036 74,753 46.8% 38.2% 52 0.09 1.02 1.12
35 Aug 26-Sep 1 4,214 386 3,490 10,423 78,242 49.0% 39.7% 5 0.09 0.83 0.92
36 Sep 2-8 2,614 182 2,139 10,605 80,381 50.4% 40.4% 8 0.07 0.82 0.89
37 Sep 9-15 1,059 56 1,011 10,660 81,393 51.0% 40.6% 0 0.05 0.95 1.01
38 Sep 16-22 411 19 150 10,679 81,542 51.1% 40.7% 0 0.05 0.36 0.41
39 Sep 23-29 131 4 17 10,683 81,559 51.1% 40.7% 0 0.03 0.13 0.16
40 Sep 30-Oct 6 241 159 30 10,842 81,589 51.1% 41.3% 0 0.66 0.12 0.78
41 Oct 7-13 42 19 1 10,861 81,590 51.1% 41.4% 0 0.45 0.02 0.47

Columbia River area (including Oregon)

A total of 44,297 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery between June 22 and September 30, landing a total of 4,018 Chinook (56% of the area guideline) and 53,377 coho (67% of the area sub-quota).  No pink were landed.  The salmon fishery in this area is now closed.

Coho quota: 79,800
Chinook quota: 7,150

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 746 54 1,032 54 1,032 1% 1% 0 0.07 1.38 1.46
26 Jun 24-30 2,947 281 4,326 335 5,359 7% 5% 0 0.10 1.47 1.56
27 Jul 1-7 4,030 1,158 4,546 1,493 9,904 12% 21% 0 0.29 1.13 1.42
28 Jul 8-14 5,209 569 8,003 2,063 17,907 22% 29% 0 0.11 1.54 1.65
29 Jul 15-21 1,700 47 2,500 2,110 20,407 26% 30% 0 0.03 1.47 1.50
30 Jul 22-28 4,550 411 5,825 2,522 26,233 33% 35% 0 0.09 1.28 1.37
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 3,742 298 3,691 2,819 29,924 37% 39% 0 0.08 0.99 1.07
32 Aug 5-11 8,956 500 11,205 3,319 41,128 52% 46% 0 0.06 1.25 1.31
33 Aug 12-18 5,853 205 6,031 3,524 47,160 59% 49% 0 0.04 1.03 1.07
34 Aug 19-25 2,802 220 2,967 3,745 50,127 63% 52% 0 0.08 1.06 1.14
35 Aug 26-Sep 1 2,055 151 1,628 3,896 51,755 65% 54% 0 0.07 0.79 0.87
36 Sep 2-8 1,196 84 1,204 3,980 52,959 66% 56% 0 0.07 1.01 1.08
37 Sep 9-15 350 35 321 4,015 53,280 67% 56% 0 0.10 0.92 1.02
38 Sep 16-22 141 0 88 4,015 53,368 67% 56% 0 0.00 0.62 0.62
39 Sep 23-29 11 2 4 4,017 53,371 67% 56% 0 0.19 0.34 0.53
40 30-Sep 10 1 6 4,018 53,377 67% 56% 0 0.10 0.60 0.70

Westport

A total of 23,465 anglers participated in the all-species salmon between June 22 and September 30, landing a total of 2,336 Chinook (18% of the area guideline) and 20,221 coho (34% of the area sub-quota).  A total of 700 pink were also landed.  The salmon fishery in this area is now closed.

Coho quota: 59,050
Chinook quota: 12,700

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 492 72 23 72 23 0% 1% 0 0.15 0.05 0.19
26 Jun 24-30 1,112 53 318 125 341 1% 1% 0 0.05 0.29 0.33
27 Jul 1-7 1,421 129 884 255 1,225 2% 2% 2 0.09 0.62 0.71
28 Jul 8-14 2,517 369 2,374 623 3,599 6% 5% 13 0.15 0.94 1.09
29 Jul 15-21 2,378 224 2,015 847 5,614 10% 7% 36 0.09 0.85 0.96
30 Jul 22-28 3,348 409 2,588 1,257 8,202 14% 10% 76 0.12 0.77 0.92
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 2,330 172 1,794 1,429 9,996 17% 11% 427 0.07 0.77 1.03
32 Aug 5-11 2,568 158 3,672 1,586 13,668 23% 12% 51 0.06 1.43 1.51
33 Aug 12-18 2,163 219 2,572 1,805 16,240 28% 14% 68 0.10 1.19 1.32
34 Aug 19-25 1,673 190 1,596 1,995 17,836 30% 16% 17 0.11 0.95 1.08
35 Aug 26-Sep 1 1,598 221 1,310 2,216 19,145 32% 17% 2 0.14 0.82 0.96
36 Sep 2-8 1,019 82 472 2,298 19,617 33% 18% 8 0.08 0.46 0.55
37 Sep 9-15 571 19 532 2,317 20,150 34% 18% 0 0.03 0.93 0.97
38 Sep 16-22 182 18 61 2,335 20,210 34% 18% 0 0.10 0.33 0.43
39 Sep 23-29 80 0 4 2,335 20,214 34% 18% 0 0.00 0.05 0.05
40 30-Sep 13 1 7 2,336 20,221 34% 18% 0 0.08 0.54 0.62

La Push

A total of 2,076 anglers participated in the all-species salmon between June 22 and September 30, landing a total of 449 Chinook (41% of the area guideline) and 1,752 coho (43% of the area sub-quota).  A total of 206 pink were also landed.  During the late-season fishery October 1 – 13, a total of 240 anglers participated, landing 164 Chinook (64% over the fishery guideline) and 16 coho (16% of the fishery quota). 

Coho quota: 4,050
Chinook quota: 1,100

Late-season Fishery

Coho quota: 100
Chinook guideline: 100

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 62 1 0 1 0 0% 0% 0 0.02 0.00 0.02
26 Jun 24-30 65 6 2 7 2 0% 1% 0 0.09 0.03 0.12
27 Jul 1-7 117 96 17 103 19 0% 9% 0 0.82 0.15 0.97
28 Jul 8-14 130 63 76 166 95 2% 15% 2 0.48 0.58 1.08
29 Jul 15-21 95 37 74 203 169 4% 18% 1 0.39 0.78 1.19
30 Jul 22-28 207 23 172 226 341 8% 21% 38 0.11 0.83 1.13
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 158 41 103 267 444 11% 24% 31 0.26 0.65 1.11
32 Aug 5-11 282 48 187 316 631 16% 29% 81 0.17 0.66 1.12
33 Aug 12-18 224 60 253 375 884 22% 34% 30 0.27 1.13 1.53
34 Aug 19-25 247 26 293 402 1,178 29% 37% 21 0.11 1.19 1.38
35 Aug 26-Sep 1 203 15 259 416 1,437 35% 38% 2 0.07 1.28 1.36
36 Sep 2-8 183 16 262 432 1,699 42% 39% 0 0.09 1.43 1.52
37 Sep 9-15 43 2 52 434 1,750 43% 39% 0 0.04 1.19 1.23
38 Sep 16-22 27 1 0 435 1,750 43% 40% 0 0.04 0.00 0.04
39 Sep 23-29 13 2 0 437 1,750 43% 40% 0 0.15 0.00 0.15
40 30-Sep 21 12 2 449 1,752 43% 41% 0 0.57 0.10 0.67
40 Oct 1-6 197 145 15 145 15 15% 145% 0 0.74 0.07 0.81
41 Oct 7-13 42 19 1 164 16 16% 164% 0 0.45 0.02 0.47

Neah Bay

A total of 10,116 anglers participated in the all-species salmon between June 22 and September 30, landing a total of 3,895 Chinook (75% of the area guideline) and 6,223 coho (37% of the area sub-quota).  A total of 869 pink were also landed.  Chinook retention was closed in the area effective July 14.  The salmon fishery in this area is now closed.

Coho quota: 16,600
Chinook quota: 5,200

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 705 58 229 58 229 1% 1% 8 0.08 0.32 0.42
26 Jun 24-30 1,824 1,416 526 1,474 755 5% 28% 7 0.78 0.29 1.07
27 Jul 1-7 1,841 1,579 404 3,054 1,159 7% 59% 0 0.86 0.22 1.08
28 Jul 8-14 1,999 841 1,503 3,895 2,663 16% 75% 53 0.42 0.75 1.20
29 Jul 15-21 722 0 850 3,895 3,513 21% 75% 30 0.00 1.18 1.22
30 Jul 22-28 638 0 629 3,895 4,142 25% 75% 176 0.00 0.99 1.26
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 341 0 190 3,895 4,332 26% 75% 133 0.00 0.56 0.95
32 Aug 5-11 765 0 812 3,895 5,144 31% 75% 380 0.00 1.06 1.56
33 Aug 12-18 291 0 262 3,895 5,406 33% 75% 67 0.00 0.90 1.13
34 Aug 19-25 232 0 206 3,895 5,612 34% 75% 14 0.00 0.89 0.95
35 Aug 26-Sep 1 358 0 293 3,895 5,905 36% 75% 1 0.00 0.82 0.82
36 Sep 2-8 216 0 201 3,895 6,107 37% 75%   0.00 0.93 0.93
37 Sep 9-15 95 0 106 3,895 6,213 37% 75% 0 0.00 1.12 1.12
38 Sep 16-22 61 0 1 3,895 6,214 37% 75% 0 0.00 0.02 0.02
39 Sep 23-29 27 0 9 3,895 6,223 37% 75% 0 0.00 0.33 0.33
40 30-Sep 0 0 0 3,895 6,223 37% 75% 0 - - -

Previous years

To see past years' annual reports from the Pacific Fishery Marine Council, visit the PFMC website. For archival in-season ocean salmon information, visit our webpage.